(Nashville) – Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey (R-Blountville) has been elected to the National Conference of State Legislatures’ Executive Committee. Lawmakers from around the nation chose Lt. Governor Ramsey during NCSL’s 2011 Legislative Summit in San Antonio, Texas this week.
“With many of the greatest issues of our time being debated in state legislatures, the work of the NCSL is more important than ever,” said Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey. “I believe that state legislatures are our nation’s laboratories of democracy. It is of paramount importance that states not only share and collaborate with each other but also have our voice heard and respected in Washington. I am honored and excited for this opportunity to share Tennessee’s recent policy successes with state legislators across the country.”
The Executive Committee is the governing body of the NCSL and is comprised of 61 members. The committee drives the organization by supervising and controlling NCSL affairs, its committees, and publications, as well as deciding the organization’s ultimate positions on matters of public policy. The Executive Committee meets four times a year to oversee the development and implementation of NCSL policies.
NCSL was founded in 1975 to advance the effectiveness, independence, and integrity of the 50 state legislatures as equal coordinate branches of government. It provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues and is an effective and respected advocate for the interests of the states in the American federal system.